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Master's in Bioinformatics

The Master's in Bioinformatics program will allow you to shape the future of this exciting multi-disciplinary field that combines computer science and biology.

Two study options are currently offered:

  • With the research option, you will learn how to carry out independent research and write a thesis.
  • With the internship option, you will have a chance to familiarize yourself with the demands of industry and report your findings in a final project report.
  • Fall, winter and summer admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time or part-time
  • 45 credits


This program is also intended to train experts capable of integrating knowledge from biology and computer science to meet needs in a number of important up-and-coming technological sectors involving:

  • Medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Academia

Questions about this program?

The advantages of studying bioinformatics at the Université de Montréal!

  • Students are exposed to state-of-the-art equipment: automated sequencers, PCRs, spectrophotometers, ultracentrifuges, protein and DNA electrophoresis systems, etc.
  • The combined know-how of our bioinformatics experts is aligned to meet the growing demand for highly trained graduates with a background in biology and computer science.
  • The Université de Montréal ranks 29th in the world in operations research according to the QS Rankings and 97st in the world in computer science according to the NTU Rankings.